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Community leaders organize peace rally on MLK

Posted at 11:04 AM, Dec 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-20 14:04:05-05
Dozens gathered on Las Vegas’ north side Saturday to march for peace and unity.
The march began at the Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club, and continued north down Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Protesters shouted "stop the violence" and "all lives matter."
There have been more than 100 homicides in Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department jurisdiction this year. Organizers of the rally say they wanted to march in a neighborhood that’s in serious need of motivation. They chose the city's northeast side, pointing out a homicide that happened Saturday morning on 10th Street and Wilson Avenue.
The march ended with a vigil in honor of the lives lost to gun violence in Las Vegas this year.
"During this time of the year, it's Christmas," said rally organizer Lamon Welch. “A lot of people are bereaving already because of the loss of loved ones so we decided to, you know, bring this event together to let the community know we support them and let them know we understand what they're going through."
Morty Young of Las Vegas was killed in a triple homicide earlier this month. His funeral was Saturday afternoon.  The march was held in his memory.